Thanking Those Whose Love Got You Here
No event in a wedding ceremony
causes such riveted attention to a bride and groom as does
the presentation of roses to VIP Females. Many people feel
indebted to their families- especially their parents. If this
is so with you, then what better time to say thank you in a
special way than during your wedding ceremony? Presenting your
mom a rose during the ceremony shows both gratitude and respect
for the major contribution your parents made to your life.
Roses may also be presented to any VIP you wish to honor such
as stepparents, grandparents, sisters or daughters. And there
is no law saying you can't give a rose to a gentleman either
(or to several).
The ideal time to present roses
is just after the lighting of the Unity Candle, or Wine Sharing
etc., if either of those options are used. The bride and groom
will approach the brides’ parents first. Always take
your time when presenting roses; quickness diminishes any and
all wedding ceremony options. Parents should always rise at
the approach of the bride and groom to receive their embrace.
I will be extensively rehearsing all of you on this most critical
event of your ceremony.
Remember - feelings make wedding ceremonies, and the presenting of roses to parents
or VIPs is a wonderful opportunity to evoke the right feelings in your guests!
Your wedding planning should have many such evocative events which are also photogenic,
and which get and hold the attention of the guests. People 70 rows deep in an
audience will lean forward in their seats to watch you do this. No other event
in a wedding ceremony commands this level of attention. I make this statement
based on observing over a quarter million guests. The giving of roses reigns
supreme among all wedding ceremony options.